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Eagle K-9 Academy LLC

Bethany, CT, New Haven


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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020


Eagle K-9 Academy, in Bethany, Connecticut, provides certified dog obedience training, puppy training, and behavior rehabilitation. Our goal is to produce well-behaved companion dogs. We train all dogs to be loyal and attentive while providing you with counseling and problem-solving techniques.

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19 customer reviews

8 May 2020

Dog Training

So far Tom from K9 academy is very friendly and informative

22 August 2019

One year ago today I got a puppy German Shepherd who was four months old already. I tried to train her myself and was not doing too well. Then I met Tom at Eagle canine this is a remarkable man Who is genuine.
Then my dog Kaija Took his training class it was the best thing that I ever did. But even after training it doesn’t stop there I can call Tom anytime with questions about my dogs health, training, anything and he helps. He even came to my house to help with a problem with our dog jumping on our furniture one session at home the dog no longer jumps on our furniture even helped Me design a kennel for her. Thanks Tom for all your help I wish you the best of luck in your business keep doing what you’re doing don’t change a thing. Kaija. Has been back Eagle canine for Multiple boarding times and grooming times. When my Shepard jumps out of the car wagging her tail so happy to see Tom the worries just go away

6 January 2019

Great Facility! Tom is very passionate about what he does.

Reviewed on Google Maps

28 December 2018

I've used their services twice already, first time for training and second for boarding. Tom's training method is amazing, it's like I have a new dog. My dog still needs practicing at home but thanks to the video and practice with Tom I feel empowered to do so. Not only is Tom professional but he also genuinely cares about his clients and dogs. I highly recommend Eagle K-9. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

23 August 2018

Tom is nothing short of a miracle worker! Our pup had a few commands and needed them fine tuned and after just a week he knows all the signs and is more confident! Then we had a minor mishap and Tom was kind enough to meet Us and work a few of the kinks out! Tom’s skills and knowledge are Amazing! Thank you Eagle K9 More...

Reviewed on Facebook

8 August 2018

Very good training and boarding school Has made shamus in to a very calm and we'll behaved dog

Reviewed on Facebook

8 August 2018

Thank you guys for a great job in training our 3 months old German Shepherd puppy "Werny"! And it's a really great service to offer boarding the dog afterwards for only $30/day with re-training automatically included! Love it!

Reviewed on Facebook

8 August 2018

Moose is going threw basic and he is doing well. Thank you guys.

Reviewed on Facebook

8 August 2018

Fantastic family run training facility! Went in with our 4 year old Jack Russel mix for an unexpected quarantine. BOTH father and son continue to show care, concern and have given us tremendous insight as to how to correct our dog's issues. I highly recommend them. They take the time to get to know your dog and what does and doesn't work for them. Personal attention and care is what they are all about. More...

Reviewed on Facebook

8 August 2018

There are many obedience trainers around but if you want to be at ease and assured of the people taking care of your four legged friend, I would only recommend Eagle K9. After completing the 10 Day obedience training My Siberian Husky has never been more attentive and has never been as eager to please just for affection, so no need to give treats every time which is completely mind blowing. The process is simple and you are updated every step of the way of how your dog is doing. This family knows how to train dogs, so bring them yours! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

8 August 2018

Just wanted to write a quick "thank you" for boarding Monty for me. Easily the happiest and calmest I have ever had him after boarding. You provided excellent care and I got back a clean, calm, happy dog. He's not even giving me the cold shoulder for leaving him for a week! (I usually get ignored for a day or two if I leave him somewhere for more than 2 days)

For that, you get 5 stars from me and 5 stars from Monty! Thanks!

Reviewed on Facebook

8 August 2018

Kara Ann Merancy wrote this review in a comment about Teddy, who is a wonderful 6 year old dog we have trained and are helping to foster.

Rose Hope Animal Refuge is so proud of our Teddy. The Eagle K-9 Academy does a great job and is so dedicated to the dogs. The Eagle K-9 Academy makes the dogs feel right at home. Tom could find Teddy resting soundly underneath his desk. Tom from the Eagle K-9 Academy in Bethany, CT, is so very caring to the dogs; and absolutely a real pleasure to deal with. The Eagle K-9 Academy teaches the dogs invaluable lessons for obedience and socialization skills that they will carry their whole lives.

Teddy has a great personality and is a very fast learner. Teddy is going to make someone a wonderful pet. Isn't Teddy a very handsome dog? Are you worried about shedding? Please do not be with Teddy; as he is a pure bread Wheaton Terrier, from Ireland; whose breed is known for their soft coat and little shedding. How do you keep his coat so silly soft? Teddy would appreciate you combing and brushing his silky soft coat. Teddy is so eager to learn and would love to be devoted to you in his forever home.

Are you interested in adopting Teddy? Please call Hanna at 203-597-1236.

Reviewed on Facebook

25 May 2018

Good trainer. Both Tom and Tom Jr. Very trustworthy

Reviewed on Google Maps

19 February 2018

Trust your dog to this pawsome training facility!! Family owned for 3 generations now and all the members of the Hunt family are caring, compassionate animal lovers so your dog will be in great 'paws'!

Reviewed on Google Maps

17 October 2017

The owner and trainer appeared to be nice people... but the truth is, they did nothing with my dog. Our pup went in already well trained but we wanted two issues corrected. They instead made a video of what our dog already knew and did not address at all our concerns. $1600.00 in cash for nothing. A partial refund would be the least they could do. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

6 June 2017

They are the dog whisperer's of Connecticut!

Reviewed on Google Maps

17 February 2017

Tom Hunt senior and junior are offering a 10-day training course and afterwards you can board your dog with them for only $30 /day with re-training automatically included. We had our 3 months old German Shepherd puppy there for training and it was a great experience! Hands-on and very personal care with lot of great advise and tips! More...

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9 February 2017

My dog was jumping on people, barking incessantly, and eating every shoe I own. I brought my dog to Eagle K-9 Academy and they were honest and straightforward with me and my family. When we picked our dog up after the 10 day training it was like we had a new dog. He was so well behaved. We still have to practice with him every day but his behavior is so much better now. THANK YOU FOR FIXING OUR DOG AND SAVING OUR FAMILY!!!!! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

26 November 2008

I'm impressed by the owners ability to train dogs. They come home well behaved and I do like their support, BUT, the $1300 for the time the dog is there is not well priced for the area.

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We love when we get dogs who are unruly and misbehaving at home and transforming them into well-behaved companions

Thomas Hunt Sr. is a Certified Master Trainer and graduated from the U.S. K9 Academy some 30 years ago. He has studied the wolves at Wolf Haven International, in Tenino Washington, and studied animal behavior at Cornell University. He decided to make dog training his life's work after his own dog, "Eagle," saved the life of his son from the path of an oncoming truck. Eagle ultimately sacrificed his own life in the process, hence our name, "Eagle K9 Academy". Thomas Hunt Sr. retired in December 2017 and now acts a mentor at our facility.

Thomas Hunt Jr. is a Certified Master Trainer and began training dogs at a young age. He is a graduate of the U.S. K9 Academy.

Christopher Hunt is joining the staff as a certified groomer and master trainer. Christopher is passionate about dogs and has enjoyed being around them all his life. He is excited about joining the family business and providing positive reinforcement, training services, dog grooming and more. Our dog grooming is coming in the near future.

Eagle K-9 Academy is a family-owned-and-operated business founded by Tom Hunt Sr. in 1985. Three generations of professional trainers now handle daily projects. Our family knows and loves dogs. Come and see for yourself why Eagle K-9 Academy is a recognized symbol of excellence among dog enthusiasts.


Your puppy (10 weeks up to 1 year old) is eligible to be enrolled in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. Your puppy will stay with us at our facility for 10 days of training. You and your puppy will come to a series of follow-up classes. Your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test at the end of the course. Upon passing the test, you’ll get an application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. All dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy® Program including purebreds and mixed breeds.
Your puppy will receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal (for display or memento purposes; not suitable as a collar tag). You and your puppy will be listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records. In addition, so that you can continue learning, you’ll receive our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy package that includes:
•A beautiful, frameable certificate designating your puppy is in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records at AKC
•AKC Puppy Handbook, a valuable resource
•Ongoing Monthly Email Newsletter: Your AKC
This includes training tips and up-to-date information every dog owner needs to know. We want you and your puppy to continue learning beyond puppy classes.

Your dog will attend a 10 day in-house training program at Eagle K-9 Academy to learn all of the CGC skills. Upon completion you and your dog will attend a series of follow-up classes to teach you how to get your dog to respond to you.When you and your dog is ready, we will administer the CGC test. When your dog passes the CGC test, we will give you the paperwork to send to AKC to request the CGC certificate.

Eagle K-9 Academy is your 1 stop shop for all of your dog training, boarding, and grooming needs. We have a full service dog grooming salon with the following services:

*Nail Trim
*Medicated Baths (for dogs with skin issues)
*Moisturizing Baths
*Conditioning Treatments
*Anal gland expression
*Overall hair trim
*Overall hair shaves
*Flea & Tick treatments.
*Ear cleaning

We offer boarding services for all of our clients at competitive prices. If your dog was trained by us we will review your dogs training throughout their stay with us. If your dog is boarding but hasn't been trained we will exercise your dog throughout their stay. We want your dogs stay with us to be an enjoyable one.